“I Know I Should”
Recently, I have been thinking about how much I hear people say, “Well, I know I should…but I just don’t.” These statements cover a variety of subjects like diet, exercise, reading The Bible, or going to church, just to name a few. “I know I need to read The Bible more, but I don’t.” “I know I should eat healthier, but I don’t.” “I know I need to exercise, but I don’t.” “I know I should go to church, but I don’t.”
Have you ever said it yourself? I have. I was talking to my nutritionist and told him that I don’t exercise enough. He said, “Then you know what you need to do.” James wrote in chapter 4, verse 17: “Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.”
What is stopping us from doing these things that we know are important? Take a few minutes and identify what is keeping you from doing what you know you need to do. To “know” that you have a problem is not enough, but it is a step in the right direction. First, identify what needs to be changed in your life. Then make a plan and decide to do it. “Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself…” (Daniel 1:8)
Make a decision. Stand firm. Ask GOD for HIS help.
“…for God is able to make him stand.” Romans 14:4